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The Resource John Ruskin : a life, John Batchelor

John Ruskin : a life, John Batchelor

Label
John Ruskin : a life
Title
John Ruskin
Title remainder
a life
Statement of responsibility
John Batchelor
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A man of prodigious genius and infinite curiosity, the eminently Victorian John Ruskin explored the entire landscape of human knowledge, from botany and geology to economics, art criticism, and social theory. He championed the painter J. M. W. Turner, the poetry of Wordsworth, and Gothic architecture. He inspired Proust and Gandhi. Works like his incomparable Stones of Venice fathered a new generation of English aesthetes, while his indictment of Victorian industrialism and capitalist enterprise in The Storm Cloud of the Nineteenth Century nurtured the ethical socialists who would strive to establish a new political order for the working class." "This biography celebrates the life and career that made this romantic visionary singly the most influential cultural figure of his day. Nor does it overlook the darker side of Ruskin's genius: neither the emotional plight that thwarted his marriage to Effie Gray and eventually drove her into the arms of his protege, the artist John Everett Millais, nor the obsessive desires that later - after the death of Rose La Touche, the young girl he consumingly loved - thrust him into extended bouts with madness for two decades."--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
BRL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1942-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Batchelor, John
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ruskin, John
  • Authors, English
  • Critics
  • Artists
Label
John Ruskin : a life, John Batchelor
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 334-343) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
45184543
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st Carroll & Graf ed.
Extent
xiv, 369 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780786708147
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), portraits
Label
John Ruskin : a life, John Batchelor
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 334-343) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
45184543
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st Carroll & Graf ed.
Extent
xiv, 369 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780786708147
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), portraits

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